I had my many backlogs during my graduation so i have a question that is can i fly for usa, Canada or Australia with 25+ backlogs?

Asked by Sailesh kumar over 1 year ago

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A common question we often come across by the study abroad aspirants is whether or not backlogs matter. To answer this, it entirely depends upon the region you aspire to study in. Before we move on to discuss which regions accept backlogs and which do not, it is important to understand what backlogs exactly are and how they are counted.

In most of the countries, Number of Attempts ≠ Number of Backlogs!

In the rest of the world, the number of times you have appeared to clear a subject has got nothing to do with the number of your backlogs. For example, if you had to appear 5 times to clear a backlog in 1 subject, you would still have only 1 backlog (not 5). However, if you had to clear 5 subjects and you did that in 1 attempt each, you would have 5 backlogs. You cannot have 20 subjects and more than 20 backlogs, even if you failed in all of them 10 times each.

In Australia and Germany, Number of Attempts = Number of Backlogs

The universities in Australia and Germany count the number of attemps as the number of backlogs. These countries pay special emphasis to the attempts in order to judge a student's sincerity towards examination. In other words, if you cleared 1 subject in 3 attempts, the number of backlogs would be ‘3’. Similarly, if you had backlogs in 2 subjects, 1 of which you cleared 2 attempts and the other in 3 attempts, then the total number of backlogs would be counted at (2+3=5). Likewise, if you had backlogs in 3 subjects, for which you took 1 attempt each, then it would be counted as 3 backlogs.

Can you study abroad with backlogs?

The answer to this question is 'Yes'. Backlogs are accepted in almost every country. Nevertheless, there is always a limited number of backlogs that are accepted in every region. Every college, national or international, wants to select the best candidates for sure. What students need to understand in this regard is what makes their profile strong. There are many good universities across the globe that select average profile if they find them suitable for the kind of courses they have to offer. Also, its an important question that does backlog affect placement? And the answer is that as long as you have cleared your backlogs before the placements, it will not affect the placement.


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Yaduvansh Yadav

Yaduvansh Yadav

I did my Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Engineering & Luky I am got admission in Harvard doing Masters in Management.

Having 25+ is a huge amount, but you do not have to worry much. As many universities in countries like the USA, Canada, and Australia evaluate your application on an overall basis. This means they don't just look at your academic record but also consider other factors like your statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and any work or volunteer experience. 

If you can show a strong upward trend in your academics recently or have excelled in other areas, that can balance out your past academic challenges. So, yes, you can still aim for these countries, but focus on building a strong, well-rounded application.

 


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Leena Dubey

Leena Dubey

Student of ILBS

When I applied for my master's program, I had a few backlogs too. The key is to be honest in your applications and show how you've grown from those experiences. Universities in the USA, Canada, and Australia often look at your entire profile, not just your grades. 


They value your determination, extracurricular activities, and personal statement. So, focus on strengthening these areas. Remember, your past doesn't define you; it's all about how you present yourself now and your commitment to your future studies.

 


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Rohan Dharamchand

Rohan Dharamchand

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Well, I frequently encounter students concerned about the impact of their backlogs on their ability to study in the USA, Canada, or Australia. With 25+ backlogs, the pathway to studying abroad can be complex but not impossible. 

First and foremost, transparency about your academic record is key. When preparing your application, it is essential to address the backlogs directly in your Statement of Purpose. This is your opportunity to explain the circumstances that led to these setbacks and, more importantly, how you have learned and grown from these experiences. 

Additionally, focusing on comprehensive profile building is crucial. This means enhancing your GRE, GMAT, or IELTS scores, depending on your destination, and securing strong letters of recommendation that speak to your capabilities and improvements over time. 

Universities abroad tend to evaluate candidates holistically. Thus, demonstrating your dedication, resilience, and readiness to adapt and succeed in new environments is vital. Include any relevant work experience, internships, or volunteer work that shows your commitment and leadership skills. 

Finally, consider applying to pathway programs that are designed to help international students strengthen their academic skills before entering a full degree program. These can be particularly helpful for students with significant backlogs. 

In summary, while your academic history with 25+ backlogs will be a hurdle, with a strong strategy for your application and efforts to bolster your overall profile, you can still achieve your goal of studying abroad in these countries. 

 

 

 


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